A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all the community partners, neighbours, friends, individuals and LUSO STAFF who helped make this year’s 1,000 Acts of Kindness kick off a GREAT success!!
Together, the 1,000 Acts of Kindness campaign delivered over 3,000 donated items to locations across the city that do kindness all year round! Our Ripple Bus of Kindness departed from LUSO and made 5 stops!! First stop: My sister’s place!! LUSO Staff and 1,000 Acts of Kindness volunteers learned about all the work My Sister’s Place does in our community. Consistent with our theme of A Ripple of Kindness, we gave our wonderful community partners a bin of supplies that THEY can then pass along to community members who utilize their services.
Next stop: Ark Aid Street Mission! So many supports and services offered – Did you know they serve approx. 25-26,000 meals annually, and ALL food is donated from people just like YOU!?? Stay wonderful, City of London!! Support your neighbours!
ALL ABOARD!! We traveled across the city to Women’s Community House where we made a lot of ruckus on Wellington road, HONK FOR KINDNESS!! RIPPLE TOUR BUS!! START A RIPPLE OF KINDNESS!! Londoners were thrilled and super eager to honk their horns for us, spreading the love, and getting some much needed attention for our fantastic third stop: Women’s Community House.
Next, we traveled to our sister organization: South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre and dropped off some goodies, walked through the building and did our cheer for some fantastic community service workers!! 1, 2, 3, 4 Here comes kindness to your door! 5, 6, 7, 8 Helping others is really great! PAY IT FORWARD!
Last but not least, we ventured to Canadian Blood Services, bringing our energy and blood to donate and some sweet treats! We did our cheer, spread some joy, donated some blood and returned back home to LUSO to recoop after a fun afternoon of kindness and giving!! We thank all our fantastic community partners for allowing us to start our Ripple of Kindness with them!
Continue to get involved!! Contact me for upcoming events, to get involved, or to have me at your events! I love love love seeing the fantastic things community partners and neighbours have planned for this month! Let’s start a Ripple of Kindness in London, Ontario this October!!